MAPS: An Invitation
Fri, 7 Aug 1998 07:21:19 -0600

I saw your post in the Extropians archives, and I thought you might appreciate an invitation to try a free subscription to our list, MAPS-Forum. MAPS and the Extropy Institute have more than a few objectives in common. We also have many of the best writers in the psychedelic field contributing to the Forum, including many Extropians. This moderated list has a LOW volume and a HIGH signal-to-noise ratio. I hope you will consider joining us, as your participation and support could make an important difference.
Sincerely Yours,
Jon Frederick, M.S.
MAPS-Forum Moderator

MAPS-Forum is the moderated news and discussion list of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPA) MAPS is a 501
(c) (3) corporation chartered in 1986 as a membership-based research and
educational organization. Currently numbering 1600 members, MAPS pursues its mission by helping scientific researchers design, obtain governmental approval for, fund, conduct and report on psychedelic research in human volunteers. Topics may include current news, book reviews, factual questions about psychedelics or marijuana, psychedelics and marijuana in the media, ideas for research and fundraising, and articles in the MAPS quarterly bulletin/newsletter. Students who have written class papers on psychedelic topics are encouraged to share their work here. M.D. and Ph.D. researchers funded by MAPS are also asked to participate. To maintain the high standards that members expect from MAPS, this is a moderated list. Subscribers to maps-forum are assured of a high signal/noise ratio. A maximum of five messages are selected for posting to the list each day by the moderator. Although questions are welcome at all levels of interest, the moderator prefers posted comments to be presented at a level appropriate for a classroom or a professional meeting.

To subscribe, send the following message text to

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Subscriptions to maps-forum are free to MAPS members, and free to non-members for a 90-day trial period (we don't actually enforce the end of the trial period, but we do encourage membership). Memberships include a subscription to the quarterly MAPS Bulletin, and are available for $35
(non-US: $50) for General Members, and $20 (non-US: $35)
for student/low income.

MAPS: 2121 Commonwealth Ave, Suite 220, Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: (800) 266-6245 ext. 38553 See also

Albert Einstein wrote that "Imagination is more important than knowledge." If you can even faintly imagine a cultural reintegration of the use of psychedelics and the states of mind they engender, please consider joining MAPS in supporting the expansion of scientific knowledge in this area. Progress is possible with the support of individuals who care enough to take individual and collective action.

Although this is a one-time mailing, I would be happy to add your address to the global remove database if you reply with subject heading, "remove."